Attitudinal factors among adult prescription recipients associated with choice of where to be vaccinated

J Clin Epidemiol. 2002 Mar;55(3):279-84. doi: 10.1016/s0895-4356(01)00452-8.


The objective of this article was to evaluate adult prescription recipients' choices among vaccine providers. The study setting was a cluster sample from 24 community pharmacies based on prescription records that suggested need for pneumococcal and influenza vaccines. Vaccination status, choice of vaccine provider, and opinions regarding vaccine providers were retrospectively surveyed by mail in spring 1999. Overall, 52% of survey recipients responded; 89% of respondents reported returning to the same type of vaccine provider in consecutive years. Two key factors affected choice of provider: convenience and provider experience. Convenience was a stronger factor for people younger than 65 taking chronic medications and those not vaccinated in the previous year. Most adult recipients of influenza vaccine returned to sites where they were vaccinated the previous year. Convenience was a major factor in vaccination decisions of adult prescription recipients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude*
  • Community Pharmacy Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Decision Making*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oregon
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Influenza Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines